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You Can Get There From Here

Our transportation links below will help you nail down the details of your trip to Maine, whether you’re taking a bus, flying or road tripping.


The airlines below offer direct or affiliate service to and within Maine:


The following car rental companies provide on-site rentals:









  • Concord Coach Lines: 800-639-3317; www.concordcoachlines.com
  • OFFERS SERVICE TO: Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Bowdoin College (when school is in session), Brunswick, Camden/Rockport, Colby College (when school is in session), Damariscotta, Lincolnville, Orono (when school is in session), Portland, Rockland, Searsport, Waldoboro, Wiscasset

  • Greyhound Lines: 800-231-2222; www.greyhound.com
  • Offers service to Augusta, Bangor, Bates College, Bath, Belfast, Brunswick, Camden, Damariscotta, Lewiston, Portland, Rockland, Searsport, Waldoboro, Waterville, Wiscasset

    Offers limited stops to Bangor (Hollywood Slots), Bridgewater, Caribou, Houlton, Howland, Lincolnville, Mars Hill, Medway, Monticello, Oakfield, Old Town,  Presque Isle, Sherman

  • Shoreline Explorer: 324-5762 x. 2932; www.shorelineexplorer.com (seasonal)
  • OFFERS SERVICE TO: Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Sanford, Wells, York


  • Casco Bay Lines: 207-774-7871; www.cascobaylines.com
  • Offers service from Portland to Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island, Great Diamond Island, Diamond Cove, Long Island, Great Chebeague Island, Cliff Island. Service from Portland to Bailey Island available in summer.

  • East Coast Ferries (seasonal) 506-747-2159; www.eastcoastferries.nb.ca
  • Offers service to Deer Island, New Brunswick—Eastport

  • Maine State Ferry Service: General Information: 800-491-4883; http://www.maine.gov/mdot/ferry/
    • Rockland–Vinalhaven: 207-596-5400, 207-596-5450
    • Rockland–North Haven: 207-596-5400, 207-867-4441
    • Rockland–Matinicus: 207-596-5400 (runs one day per month, more often in summer)
    • Lincolnville–Isleboro: 207-789-5611, 207-734-6935
    • Bass Harbor–Swans Island: 207-244-3254, 207-526-4273
    • Bass Harbor–Frenchboro: 207-244-3254
  • Monhegan Boat Line: 207-372-8848; www.monheganboat.com
  • Offers service from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island (Cars cannot be taken to Monhegan Island)


Transportation Photo Credit Maine Eastern Railroad and Photographer Kevin Andrusia
  • Downeaster Passenger Rail Service,operated by Amtrak: 207-780-1000, 800-USA-RAIL; www.amtrakdowneaster.com
  • Offers daily round-trips between Boston and Portland, with Maine stops in Wells, Saco and seasonal stops in Old Orchard.


  • Maine Turnpike Authority: 877-682-9433; www.maineturnpike.com
  • Maine State Police: In Maine Only - 800-452-4664 (911 cellular, for emergencies only)
  • U.S.-Canada Border Crossings: www.cbp.gov 800-461-9999; (within Canada); 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 (outside Canada)
  • Road conditions and traffic information: 866-282-7578; 511 from any phone; www.511maine.gov


  • Maine law requires that drivers and all passengers wear seatbelts.
  • Sales tax is 5.5%; meals tax is 8% and lodging tax is 9%.
  • You may bring into Maine a maximum of one gallon of liquor, one gallon of wine, and one case of beer per vehicle.
  • Smoking is not permitted in restaurants or in common areas in state parks and historic sites. Smoking is not permitted in most public places.
  • Smoking is prohibited in a motor vehicle by the operator or a passenger when a person who is under 16 years of age is present. The fine is $50.

  • Maine Invites You

    The Maine Tourism Association publishes the Maine Invites You guide, a free specialized resource to help you plan your trip to Maine. Request a printed copy.

    Order a Guide

  • eTravelPlanner

    The Maine Invites You guide is also available to view online as an eTravelPlanner. View the guide online while you await your printed version.

    View the eTravelPlanner

  • Maine Guide to Camps & Cottages

    Want to enjoy the way life should be in a Maine Camp or Cottage? Request a copy of the 2015/2016 Maine Guide to Inns and Bed & Breakfasts and Camps & Cottages and view our eGuide while you await your printed version!

    View the eGuide

  • Trip Planner

    The Maine Tourism Association offers an interactive online resource to help you organize your trip to Maine. Design and save your location, lodging, events, dining, and more in order to plan your perfect trip.

    Create a Trip

  • Facebook

    Like the Maine Tourism Association on Facebook to keep up with current events in Maine!

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  • Twitter

    Follow the Maine Tourism Association on Twitter to get the latest information about events and news from the great State of Maine.

    MTA on Twitter

  • Maine Guide to Inns and Bed & Breakfasts

    Want to take a trip to Maine to stay at one of our charming Inns or Bed & Breakfasts? Request a copy and view our eGuide while you await your printed version!

    View the eGuide

  • MyMaine App

    My Maine is an app that provides Maine visitors (and residents) a resource to find near-by places to eat, stay, as well as fun things to do. The Maine Tourism Association has provided this app free of charge.

    Download App